Since the announcement of FIFA 18 coming to the Nintendo Switch many are wondering about any other titles that EA may have up their sleeves for the new console. Worldwide Studios Vice President Patrick Soderlund stated in an interview that he was in fact pretty excited for the Switch but couldn’t yet say whether or not the company will release some of its titles on the console or create all new ones. According to Nintendo Insider Soderlund said that “I’m a gigantic Nintendo fanboy,” and even added that he brings his Switch everywhere with him.
EA is one of many publishers that will bring their games to any platform available if there is a good enough opportunity for them to thrive, and it seems like the Switch is not excluded from this. “We will appear on any platform where there are consumers, and players,” he said. “We believe that we want to be a part of the Switch, and help Nintendo grow that installed base; that’s why you’ll see FIFA, which by the way is really good this year. It’s a full-fledged FIFA game, for the first time to be honest, on a portable device.”
Soderlund also adds that the amount of resources that EA will put into any developments have to be considered as this is a part of any business. Teasing that EA might be bringing more games to the Switch after FIFA 18 and depending on the success of these titles, more could continue.
“So for us it’s about supporting the platform, building technology for the platform, testing it out with big things like FIFA–and maybe a couple of others, we’ll see–and if they go well, I see no reason why we shouldn’t have as much of our portfolio on that platform as possible. I hope we get there, that would be my personal ambition.”